January 16, 2019

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Lawsuits consuming county’s time, energy and money

Despite several members of the public asking for civility of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors in the New Year, this past Monday’s meeting was marked with disagreement, aggression and raised voices — supplied mostly by Jackson Supervisor Ron Frazier, who erupted several times during the meeting, mostly around the topic of ongoing taxpayer-funded litigation in defense of the county government. […]

Clark Hollow Ramblings

Clark Hollow Ramblings: The unwashed and uneducated

Several weeks ago, the owner of the Rappahannock News wrote an editorial about the outcome of the bike trail issue, and how he thought the loser of the argument was the people of the county, who would not get to enjoy the benefits of the trail. Up to that point, I thought the paper had done a reasonably good job of remaining neutral about the bike trail, so I was a little surprised and a bit disappointed. […]

Parks and Recreation

Parks board updates policy for pavilion rental

Demand for renting the pavilion has increased over the years with some groups having to be turned away. To increase the number of rental opportunities, the Board has decided to offer two rental periods per day. Groups may now rent the pavilion either from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. […]

Food and Drink

Amissville joins exploding U.S. mead scene

Dennis Kelly and his business partner (and neighbor) David Shiff point out that Rappahannock has a long and storied history of fine hard ciders that were crafted from local apples, and at Hinson Ford they’ve joined meads into the mix. And talk about launching at a perfect time. […]

Letters to the Editor

To Rapp businesses and organizations . . .

Again, your friends at RCPS are so very grateful for your generosity and support. The holidays are a wonderful time for giving, and the staff surely felt overwhelmed by this outpouring of generosity. Thank you for making your Rappahannock county teachers and staff feel so treasured by their community. […]

Rappahannock Weather

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Today is forecast to be Warmer than yesterday. A few afternoon snow showers.
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Wednesday 10%
High 45° / Low 24°
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Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.
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Thursday 40%
High 35° / Low 31°
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Cloudy with snow showers developing during the afternoon. High around 35F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 40%.

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Local Events This Week

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  • Amissville Methodist Breakfast

    January 19, 2019  8:00 am - 10:00 am
    Amissville United Methodist Church, 14760 Lee Hwy, Amissville, VA 20106, USA
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  • Remembering Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    January 20, 2019  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Hearthstone School, 11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday observance

    January 20, 2019  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    291 Gay St, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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